Category Archives: News

31 Jan

Bobby Fischer Documentary Film Editor, Karen Schmeer Killed in Police Chase (NYC)

New York City, Jan. 29th, 2010 Along with the excitement of the New York City Chess Championship comes the nerves and the last minute private chess classes in preparation for the big tournament.  On Friday night, such was the case ...

25 Dec

Happy Holidays from the U.S. Chess Trust!

The U.S. Chess Trust would like to send warm wishes to all this holiday season! Thank you for your continued support and interest in the U.S. Chess Trust!

01 Nov

World Chess Hall of Fame & Sidney Samole Museum to Relocate in 2010

This Just In… According to U.S. Chess Trust Chairman, Mr. Harold Winston, “The World Chess Hall of Fame and Sidney Samole Museum is temporarily closed pending relocation. Negotiations are in process to bring the World Chess Hall of Fame to ...

25 Oct

Ray Robson: Newest American Grandmaster!

Photo by Beatriz Marinello Ray Robson is the newest American Grandmaster elect!  Robson earned his 3rd GM norm at the age of  14 years 11 months and 16 days old. He recently won the Panamerican Junior Championship securing the norm, ...

12 Oct

"Oral Ambassador of Chess", Jerry Hanken, Passes Away

Rest in Peace – Jerry Hanken (1934-2009) Jerry Hanken, chess journalist, promoter and Life Master, passed away on October 1st, 2009 in Los Angeles at the age of 74.  He leaves behind a saddened chess community.  Jerry was an Original ...

03 Sep

"Chess Phenom Yet to Meet Her Match" (

By Dennis McCarthy From Updated: 09/02/2009 06:30:52 PM PDT Don’t let her young age and friendly demeanor fool you, her coaches say. The kid has the heart of a champion and the brains to match. She’ll steal your queen, ...

02 Aug

GM Maurice Ashley: Chess Day (Video)

GM Maurice Ashley on Virginia This Morning!

25 Apr

Just Get Your Game On! (Chess and Basketball)

Article by WIM Beatriz Marinello When I first saw this amazing video (check out the new NBA promo video in sidebar), I immediately remembered, a program at the Yonkers Housing Authority in New York State called “Smart Basketball”. The young ...

05 Apr

U.S. Chess Trust Donors at the SuperNationals!

SuperNationals ( April 3-5, 2009 ) We have received numerous donations at the SuperNationals and would like to thank those who have donated!! U.S. Chess Trust Donors: Marck R. Cobb Randolph Dupont Lt Col. Kenneth F. Wyzywany Dr. Nandita Chadha ...

26 Jan

Alexandra Kosteniuk on TV Fox & CBS (Jan. 25th)

Alexandra Kosteniuk on TV Fox and CBS (Sunday Jan. 25th) “Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk is now in Miami, and she’s been very busy with the media giving interviews to promote chess.” Tonight she will appear on TV Fox ...

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